The Global Network for Human Rights and the Environment (GNHRE) in collaboration with REDESCA (Special Rapporteurship on Economic, Social, Cultural, and Environmental Rights at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights) hosted a two-day summit exploring the implementation of the Escazú Agreement in Latin America and the Caribbean. The summit followed our virtual symposium, where a diverse group of scholars discussed key aspects of the Escazú Agreement’s implementation in the form of blog posts.
The plenary session was held on October 7th, 2021, where our esteemed speakers discussed the challenges in implementing the Escazú Agreement and kick-started a debate on possible solutions.
This discussion was also intended to inform the GNHRE Principles for the Implementation of Escazú, illustrated by regional good practices and the challenges faced by people on the ground.
Soledad García Muñoz, Special Rapporteur on Economic, Social, Cultural and Environmental Rights (REDESCA), from the IACHR, OAS
David R. Boyd, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment
Marcos Orellana, UN Special Rapporteur on toxics and human rights
Lina Muñoz Ávila, Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá
Jovita Tzul Tzul, Lawyer, Bufete para Pueblos Indígenas, Guatemala